We speak with authors Raj Patel and Dr. Rupa Marya about the book, Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice. The Covid pandemic and the shocking racial disparities in its impact. The surge in inflammatory illnesses such as gastrointestinal disorders and asthma. Mass uprisings around the world in response to systemic racism and violence. … Continued

We speaks with key activists and organizers about law enforcement agencies using deception and disinformation tactics against individuals who campaign to bring about political or social change in the United States.   Guests:  Melina Abdullah Ph.D is Professor and former Chair of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. She earned her Ph.D. and … Continued

We conclude our series of discussions with organizer Kali Akuno about gearing up for the onslaught of authoritarianism and fascism. Guest: Kali Akuno is a co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson. Kali served as the Director of Special Projects and External Funding in the Mayoral Administration of the late Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, MS. His focus … Continued

We break bread with Kali Akuno in an ongoing series called “Shifting Focus” which builds on a recent article about changing the political landscape and challenging capitalism. Guest: Kali Akuno is a co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson. Kali served as the Director of Special Projects and External Funding in the Mayoral Administration of the late … Continued

We start the first of several conversations with Kali Akuno about an article he and his comrades Brian Drolet and Doug Norberg wrote called ‘Shifting Focus: Organization For Revolution, Not Crisis Avoidance‘. Guest: Kali Akuno is a co-founder and co-director of Cooperation Jackson. Kali served as the Director of Special Projects and External Funding in the … Continued

Social Media is a huge part of everyday life, impacting Americans in both positive and negative manners.  Davey speaks with Dr. Desmond Upton Patton of SAFE Lab about the role social media plays in the facilitation of youth behavior and gang violence. Guests: Dr. Professor Desmond Upton Patton’s research uses qualitative and computational data collection methods to … Continued

We speak with political sportswriter Dave Zirin about his latest book, The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World. Dave Zirin, is the author of ten books on the politics of sports, most recently, The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Knee, Changing the World. Named one of UTNE Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World,” Zirin … Continued

We speak with Dr. Venus Evans-Winters and Hodari B. Davis about the education of Black children, in particular Black girls.  Guests: Dr. Venus Evans-Winters is former Professor of Education Policy and Research at Illinois State University in the Department of Educational Administration. She is also the Founder of Planet Venus and creator of the Write Like A Scholar … Continued

We speak with activist Oronike Odeleye about the R. Kelly being verdict.  A jury of seven men and five women found the R&B singer guilty of charges including sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, racketeering and sex trafficking involving five victims. Kelly faces a possible sentence of 10 years to life in prison. Oronike Odeleye is … Continued